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Louis XIV Quotes





Ah, if I were not king, I should lose my temper.
 

Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
 

Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.
 

Every time I create an appointment, I create a hundred malcontents and one ingrate.
 

First feelings are always the most natural.
 

Has God forgotten all I have done for Him.
 

I am the State.
[Royalty]
 

I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
 

I would have praised you more had you praised me less.
[Praise]
 

It is legal because I wish it.
 

Laws are the sovereigns of sovereigns.
[Law]
 

The Pyrenees are no more.
 

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
[Self Control]